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July 30, 2014

July 30
1870 Monmouth Park opened with a five-day race meet.
1966 England played West Germany in the finals of the World Cup at Wembley Stadium in England. The game collected a record $574,454 in gate receipts, the largest for any soccer game.
1968 Washington Senators SS Ron Hansen became only the eighth player in Major League history to record an unassisted triple play.
1973 Jim Bibby no-hit the Oakland Athletics, winning, 6-0.
1980 Houston's J.R. Richard suffered a stroke during a workout at the Astrodome. Richard was rushed to the hospital where doctors removed a blood clot behind his right collarbone.
1984 Another Miracle won the Peter Haughton Memorial in 1:58.4 at the Meadowlands.
1988 Cincinnati's John Franco set a major league record for most saves in a month with his 13th as the Reds won 2-0 over the San Diego Padres.
1988 The Detroit Drive won ArenaBowl II with a 24-13 win over the Chicago Bruisers.
1990 George Steinbrenner was forced to step down as general partner of the New York Yankees by then baseball commissioner Fay Vincent.
1997 The San Francisco 49ers signed QB Steve Young to the most lucrative contract in NFL history, six years at $45 million.
1999 The city of Raleigh-Durham was awarded an Arena Football team for the 2000 season.
2003 The NCAA placed Utah's athletic program on three years' probation for rules violations.
2003 Brian Giles posted his 1,000th career hit with a single in the first and belted his 200th home run in the sixth to lead Pittsburgh over San Diego, 7-2.
2003 In the first match-up of "old school" vs. "new school", Florida's Dontrelle Willis bested Arizona's Randy Johnson, 3-1. Willis struck out eight in 7 innings to earn his 10th win of his rookie year.
2004 The New York Mets made a pair of trades, as they acquired Pittsburgh's Kris Benson and Tampa Bay's Victor Zambrano.
2004 The Los Angeles Dodgers and Florida Marlins hooked up a six-player deal. Paul LoDuca, Juan Encarnacion and reliever Guillermo Mota were shipped to Florida in return for Brad Penny, Hee Seop Choi and minor league pitcher Bill Murphy.
2004 Danny Williams surprised the boxing world by scoring a fourth-round knockout over former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
2005 The Pittsburgh Penguins selected center Sidney Crosby with the first- overall pick in the National Hockey League Entry Draft.
2006 The Yankees acquired Phillies OF Bobby Abreu and P Cory Lidle for four minor league players.
2007 Former NFL head coach Bill Walsh passed away after a long battle with Leukemia. He was 75.
2007 The Atlanta Braves acquired 1B Mark Teixeira from the Texas Rangers for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia and four minor leaguers.
2007 The New York Mets acquired 2B Luis Castillo from the Minnesota Twins for a pair of minor leaguers.
2007 Jockey Jose Santos announced his retirement. Santos won more than 4,600 races and earned over $155 million in his career.
2010 The Houston Astros traded RHP Roy Oswalt to the Philadelphia Phillies for LHP JA Happ and two minor leaguers.
2011 The Colorado Rockies traded pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians for four minor league players.
2012 At the Summer Olympics in London, Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old American, won her first gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke. Matt Grevers of the United States set an Olympic record to win the men's 100-meter backstroke.
2012 Angels DH Kendrys Morales became just the third player all-time to hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same inning.
2013 The Boston Red Sox have acquired RHP Jake Peavy in a three-team deal with the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.
2013 American teenager Katie Ledecky set a world record in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle in the World Swimming Championships.

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